In the photo above taken on June 3, 2011, members of the Iranian women's national soccer team withdraw from their qualifying match against Jordan for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Iranian team withdrew in the second round of qualifiers in protest of the FIFA dress code guidelines that prohibit the wearing of head scarves on the pitch. PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
Friday, April 6, 2018
12 pm - 3 pm
Join us for The Struggle for Equality in Women’s Soccer, a one-day symposium to be held on April 6, 2018, at the Forum for Scholars and Publics. A light lunch will be served.
Panel 1: US Women’s Soccer and the Struggle for Equality, 1970-2000
12 pm - 1:15 pm
Jeffrey Gerson, University of Massachussetts Lowell
Dan Levy, Senior Vice President of Wasserman's Action Sports and Olympics Division
Carla Overbeck, Former Captain of U.S. National Team and Assistant Coach of Duke University Women’s Soccer
Anson Dorrance, Head Coach of the North Carolina Tar Heel Women’s Soccer Team
LUNCH 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Panel 2: Global Struggles for Equality
1:45 pm - 3 pm
Shireen Ahmed, Writer and Blogger
Gwendolyn Oxenham, Writer, Filmmaker, and Former Professional Soccer Player
Jean Williams, University of Wolverhampton/JJHeritage Consultancy
Grant Wahl, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated
Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute as part of the RightsWatch program.
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Anson Dorrance has been the head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heel women’s soccer team since 1979. Following an award-winning playing career with the Tar Heels, Dorrance took over as the head coach of the Tar Heel men’s team in 1977. His men’...
Jeffrey N. Gerson
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Jeffrey N. Gerson is associate professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He teaches several sports-related courses, including Introduction to Politics and Sports, Politics of College Sports, and Business of Sports. His most recent areas of research include women’s ice ...
Dan Levy joined Wasserman in 2006 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of the Action Sports and Olympics Division, where he is responsible for marketing, promoting, and managing the careers of elite athletes and broadcasters, such as soccer icons Mia Hamm, Alex Morgan, and ...
Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated
Grant Wahl began writing for Sports Illustrated in November 1996 as a reporter and was promoted to his current position of senior writer in October 2000. Wahl has covered seven World Cups (four men's, three women's) and four Olympics for SI. Some of his most ...
University of Wolverhampton/JJHeritage Consultancy
Jean Williams is the leading global scholar of women's football. She is Professor of Sport and Athena Swan Academic Lead at the University of Wolverhampton and consults with museums, arts and heritage organizations, including Silverstone motor ...